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What does the future hold for...Ward?

There can be few clubs with such a history of squad rotation as Pompey.

This summer, as with the past 2-3, I would suspect that 'most' will be wondering where their future lies.

Although unlike some other years some players under contract at least 'should' have a better chance of remaining where they are, as long as this is what they want!

If this is what they want, and it is a financially viable option for us, lets hope this is what they get...

#20 Joel Ward

What a season the guy has had, a shoe-in for the young player of the year and arguable the top away too!

Not bad for a guy I suspect had no future at the club, or little in terms of the participation he would have, had it not been for the fact that there was a necessity for Steve Cotterill to play him - and I really do think it was that necessity that saw him picked. A chance was taken and that, for me, prevented him from following in the footsteps of just about every other youngster that had been at the club 12-months prior...

Central defender is where I saw his future, although a short spell on the right hand side - usually as a right back - looked as though that is where he looked at home. It has been his spell in central midfield that has seen him excel though.

Given some extra strength and stamina work I reckon we have a box-to-box midfielder in the Bryan Robson mould on our hands.

With Joel contracted and at his hometown club, unless we get such an offer we - and he - really cannot refuse; his future will lie at Fratton...

#1 Jamie Ashdown - here.
#2 Greg Halford - here.
#3 Carl Dickinson - here.
#4 Aaron Mokoena - here.
#5 Ritchie de Laet - here.
#6 The Herminator - here.
#7 Liam Lawrence - here.
#8 Hayden Mullins - here.
#9 Danny Webber - here.
#10 Dave Nugent - here.
#14 Jonathan Hogg - here.
#17 David Cotterill - here.
#18 Dave Kitson - here.

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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Sunday April 24 2011

    Time: 4:00PM

    Your Comments

    He is the future of Portsmouth, but then again, I've said this at the beginning of the season about Marc Wilson. how I wish we'll bring Wilson back home as I can see them manage our midfield for the long years to come! But, that ain't gonna happen eh! :) Anyways, really pleased for Ward. Pompey are happy, he is happy, so everybody is happy!
    Pompey Malta
    I am so pleased for Joel Ward. A classic case of being in the right place at the right time. It makes me wonder what has slipped through our hands tho.....
    Gandor1
    I just hope we don't let him go. Build the team around him, make him the captain and leader we have not got
    MickTait
     

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